Service Companies
5/11/05 - by drunkennewfiemidget -

For the sake of legality, and whiny people, I'll keep company names out of this. If you really care, I'm sure you can figure out who I'm talking about by putting two and two together, but if you do, you probably have too much time on your hands anyway.

Why doesn't any company on the planet care about its customers anymore? Why can't we say "screw you" to all those companies and stop giving them our money? The local phone company charges you $55 to move your phone line to a new location, although they can do all the programming and line switching without even coming to your door! They charge $100 to do a business line, and they are no different no matter what those scumsucking dirtbags tell you.

You could decide to try VoIP at home. Why not? You got high speed Internet, and you can avoid all those unnecessary extra fees, right? RIGHT?! WRONG! They'll charge you $39.99 hookup fee, plus $19.99 shipping fee to ship you the device you need. Well then, screw them all.

Then there's cell phone companies. Only way you can get service with them without paying $300 for a piece of CRAP hardware (that probably isn't even worth the plastic it's made out of) is to agree to be their bitch for a minimum of 1 year -- and in most cases, 2 or 3. During that time, they'll laugh at you, stomp on your head, and give you crappy service. They don't have to hold up their end of the bargain, but you do! You break early, the fee will be a MINIMUM of $100. Everyone's got their slimy little hands in your pocket. And don't bother asking for a credit if the service is bad, they'll tell you that's expected with a lossy service such as cellular phones, and to go away.

Then there's cable. They want to charge you at least $80 to get a bunch of channels that will do nothing more than cram a whole bunch of advertising down your throat. Need help with that service? Hope you have an hour to waste on the phone on hold so they can tell you to "reset your terminal and call back later."

No company cares about its customers anymore. Nobody wants to offer a service at a reasonable price without disgusting signup fees or contracts. Nobody wants to provide you with someone to talk to when something goes wrong without sitting on hold. A company like that would make MILLIONS! Unfortunately, you and me keep giving our money to the current idiots, and they're making millions anyway.

And until they legalize murder, I'm going to be one pissed off midget.